Lowering the Voting Age: A Human Rights Perspective

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-119

The Bulletin, December 2018 Volume 40 - Issue 11

5 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2019

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Matthew Stubbs

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Raffaele Piccolo

Independent

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Thirteen year olds do not have the right to vote, but should they? The voting age in Australia was lowered from 21 to 18 back in 1973. Forty-five years later, is now the right time to lower it from 18 to 16?

Keywords: Voting Age, Voting, Voting System, Australia's Voting System, Australia Votes

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Stubbs, Matthew and Piccolo, Raffaele, Lowering the Voting Age: A Human Rights Perspective (2018). U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-119, The Bulletin, December 2018 Volume 40 - Issue 11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3486077

Matthew Stubbs (Contact Author)

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Raffaele Piccolo

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